Introduction, Casey Jones, Cold Rain And Snow, Mama Tried, (T.C. plays Bach), Yellow Dog Story, Dire Wolf, It Hurts Me Too, China Cat Sunflower > Jam > I Know You Rider, Black Peter > Me And My Uncle, Hard To Handle, Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Cumberland Blues Morning Dew, Next Time You See Me > Sittin In Top Of The World, Beat It On Down The Line, Big Boss Man, Good Lovin' > Drums > Good Lovin', High Time, Dancing In The Streets, Easy Wind, Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Cosmic Charlie
A very good mono audience recording supplies the first ~75 minutes of this show, up until the final verse of Dark Star. The recording was stopped in between most songs, and only the first few notes of a few songs are clipped. A somewhat degraded SBD supplies the rest of the show. There are several small portions of this SBD that have level/channel problems.
Sound Forge was used for editing: slight pitch correction for both sources, smoothing cuts, patching dropouts, normalizing, and removal of many pops that were present on the SBD portion, presumably from a PCM transfer.
---d/o @ 0:55 in Me & My Uncle patched with SBD
---d/o @ 3:36 in Dark Star patched with SBD
---splice @ 5:20 of The Eleven
---splice in Good Lovin' @ 5:45 during drum solo
---channel fluctuations at end of Good Lovin'
---channel problems for first 2:39 of Easy Wind
---right channel fluctuates at end of drums, just before O1 intro
---splice @ 5:30 of The Other One
I believe the SBD was mastered on cassette, though most lineages seem to be listed as a reel master. The frequent mix problems, varying pitch/speed, and lack of trademark reel-to-reel zip-outs during cuts strongly support this being a cassette master.
June 8, 2017 Subject:
Best Yellow Dog Story I've heard so far.
November 3, 2015 Subject:
Makes you feel like you were there.
Maybe just an average performance for a 1969 show, but the feel is outstanding, they are having a grand old time with zero pressure or pretense. A darn good recording, for what sounds like a mono handheld in a room with 10 or 15 people. Love the girl laughing at Bobby's jokes. This tape is so intimate it lets you go back in time and sit right on the stage. I've had this on cassette since the early 90s, love the reel to reel whirls, cuts and all. What a great piece of history. Late 69 is a such a cool time in their development. They have moved past the super long jams of the 3-1-69 era, the jams are obviously still here, but, IMHO, you can hear the song craft grow and grow from here right up until Port Chester Feb 1971 when they became a rock band. This is not 1969, this is pre 1970, pre-Workingmans, just glorious.
May 7, 2015 Subject:
August 26, 2013 Subject:
I went to this show. The songs are completely out of order. There's even a snippet of the Airplane starting "Somebody to Love" on the tape. The show opened with "Cold Rain and Snow". Ended with a free standing "Lovelight" after a long tuneup.
June 17, 2005 Subject:
69 and the first to review?
good show playing is not as hard hitting as some 69 but good of course,sound is not that bad a hissy but if heard alot worse, 4 for show 3 for sound